BlackBerry KEYone will not get Android Oreo at Sprint

BlackBerry KEYone will not get Android Oreo at Sprint
BlackBerry KEYone is definitely receiving Android Oreo, but that's likely to be the last major update the smartphone will ever get. Since the device was launched less than two years ago, it makes sense for the Canadian company to want to provide customers with at least one major Android OS update.

Unfortunately, not everyone who bought the BlackBerry KEYone will receive the long-awaited Android Oreo update. We already reported that many Canadian carriers have pushed out the update some weeks ago, but one particular carrier in the United States will not release the BlackBerry KEYone Oreo update.

Sprint confirmed earlier this month that its own BlackBerry KEYone variant will not receive Android Oreo, so if you own such a device, you'll probably want to switch to another phone if you want a new Android version.

However, this doesn't mean that other US carriers won't release Android Oreo for BlackBerry KEYone, so let's just wait and see what they'll say about it.

source: Sprint via CrackBerry

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  • Display 4.5" 1080 x 1620 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3505 mAh

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3 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is something that most likely just has to do with CDMA variants of the KEYᵒⁿᵉ, as the GSM variants of the KEYᵒⁿᵉ have been receiving Oreo, like the source article suggests. It also is a bit speculative that this may be the last OS update for the KEYᵒⁿᵉ (GSM variant). It could be absolutely true, but won’t know anything about that until an official announcement is made on that subject, as not even the source article makes any mention of that. Regardless, this flat out SUCKS. Reasons aside (probably due to very low support of BlackBerry smartphones from CDMA carriers in general, but this is by no means an official reason), it should AT THE LEAST get the Oreo update. Bad move, TCL/BlackBerry Mobile. Let’s at least hope that the CDMA variants will at least be receiving monthly security patches for another year or two, as those are just as important, if not more so.

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

There might not be a Sprint by the time the update is ready. Legere probably already sent an email to Sprint saying "hey, don't be spending money on that sh*t".

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

Ikr! Lmao!

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